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CSWO hopeful about GNLA releasing abducted officials unharmed

Posted in January 2012

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SHILLONG, Jan 31:
The Civil Society Women's Organization (CSWO) has appealed to the GNLA to release the two abducted engineers of the MeECL.
The CSWO said there is no doubt about the resentment among rural areas in the State which are being left ignored and deprived of all the basic amenities and development works being given to cities and towns.
“Energy is being given more priority to the people in the urban areas and all this when the very Constitution of India enshrines us with the Right to Equality”, he asserted.

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3 injured in road mishap at 101 Area

Posted in January 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Jan 31:
A Mahindra Max (MLO5F – 8627) on its way to Shella from Shillong had a head on collision on a turning with a truck (ASO5DC – 0090) travelling towards Shillong at 101 Area, 3rd Mile on Monday at 11:44 pm.
The 108 Emergency Service Ambulance based at Shillong Civil Hospital helped in shifting Mini Swet (27), Paialan Chyne (30) and Phosphorus Youthborne (32) to Civil Hospital, Shillong.


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Seminar on Disaster Management held in city

Posted in January 2012

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SHILLONG, Jan 31:
A seminar on Emerging Trends in Reduction of Natural Disaster in the North East (NE) was organized by the All India Radio, NES, Shillong at the St. Anthony’s College Hall on Tuesday.
At the inaugural function, Editor, Dongmusa, B.P. Domes in his address said that in cities like Shillong with its narrow roads, the high-rise buildings beyond municipal areas and the rural areas, the people must be made aware about disaster preparedness in disasters like earthquakes. A strong public opinion is required to create such awareness by the government, Domes added.
Deputy Director General (E), AIR, Shillong, A. Bhatnagar, asserted that the media can play an important role in creating awareness about disaster management among the people for which improved technology is required. While Deputy Director (P), NES, AIR, Shillong, N. Shadap hoped that this seminar will help to design procedures for disaster management in the North East.


 

 

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‘Abberant’ bags Meghalaya Icon III as Metal music rules title

Posted in January 2012

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SHILLONG, Jan 31:
A concoction of five bands, ‘Abberant’ bagged the coveted Meghalaya Icon III title on Tuesday after performing live at the Laban Sports Complex, Shillong.
The Concert was organized by Meghalaya Aids Control Society (MACS).
Deputy Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Rowell Lyngdoh was present at the function as the Chief Guest among the midst of red ribbon sporting youth.
The Grand Finale was judged by Soul mate’s singer / songwriter / blues Guitarist Rudy Wallang, Soul mate’s Vocalist and Guitarist Tipriti Kharbangar and Drummer Sam Shullai. A total of 10 bands performed in the finals after auditions across the state in Tura, Jowai and Shillong. As many as 21 bands auditioned in Shillong.

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Shillong Bye-Pass to open Feb 13, citizens anticipative

Posted in January 2012

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SHILLONG, Jan 30:
Come February 13 and citizens of Shillong, who have been growing accustomed to the chaotic traffic jams in the city, can breathe a sigh of relief as Shillong Bye - Pass will be opened for vehicular movement with the completion of Umkhen bridge.

Meghalaya Minister for Public Work Department(R), HDR Lyngdoh along with his team in presence of the local MLA, SW Rymbai inspected the Umkhen bridge and the Shillong Bye Pass on Monday.
Lyngdoh informed that from February 13 onwards all empty trucks plying through National Highway 44 will be diverted from lad Umroi through to be inaugurated Umkhen Bridge via Nartiang to 8 miles in Jaintia Hills.

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